Holy Hollywood History! Batman ‘66 The Exhibit

HOLY TV HISTORY. The Caped Crusaders from the 1966 TV Version of Batman have their own historic exhibit at the Hollywood History Museum.

Starting January 12, 2018 (the same date as the 52nd anniversary of the 1966 premiere of the ABC TV series, “Batman.”) The Hollywood Museum will open the FIRST EVER BATMAN exhibit dedicated to the TV series Batman ’66.  HOLY COOL AS HELL!!!

Donelle Dadigan, President and Founder of The Hollywood Museum, and exhibit organizer Roger Neal have teamed with leading collectors to gather the memorabilia, and superfan Wally Wingert has been named as the special curator of the exhibit.

Even Burt Ward is “excited to see all of this. It will be like a homecoming to reunite with these items and to remember my friend and crime-fighting partner, Adam West.” 

“We have costumes and props that evoke one’s childhood memories of the ever-popular TV series, “Batman”. There is something for everyone – from the Batmobile and Batcycle to Burt and Adam’s original costumes worn during the show’s 120 episode run on ABC TV Network, as well as guest villains – and one of my favorites – the original Dr. Casandra costume worn by TV and film star Ida Lupino, that has never been seen publicly before,” says Dadigan

The exhibit, which will consist of four popular sections, Wayne Manor, The Batcave, Gallery of Guest Super Villains, and The Collectibles of Batman ‘66, will also pay tribute to the memory of Adam West.

Other highlights include original costumes and costumes recreated due to age and condition representing guest star villains including The Riddler, The Joker, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze – to name a few, life-size sculptures of the three famous women who brought Catwoman to life (Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and the original, Julie Newmar) with costumes, as well as Yvonne Craig (Batgirl), and more, including Adam West’s face and mannequin from 1966.

The exhibit will also display much sought after collectibles that have never been seen at a public display including a “gotta-have” children’s lunch box, action figures of every shape and size, Batman and Robin puppets, rare Batman Ice Cream boxes, drinking cups, board games, and many more extremely rare collectibles from 1966 too numerous to name.

But watit....there's more:

On Jan 10th 2018, The iconic Bat Signal will be projected on the side of the historic Max Factor building which now houses The Hollywood Museum, just as it did at the memorial for Adam West in downtown Los Angeles, at a VIP unveiling gala for “Holy Hollywood History! Batman ‘66,” with special appearances by the show’s cast members and other stars in attendance including  Burt Ward (Robin), Lee Meriwether (Catwoman in the movie), and Barbara Rush (Nora Clavicle).

As an avid Batman '66 collector myself....this is everything.

And if that wasn't enough...you can always make your way to the Bronson Caves, "The Batcave" from the series which is right up the street from The Hollywood History Museum.

Batman and The Hollywood Museum...we ❤️ you.

We were able to attend the premiere party at the museum and get some amazing pics:

One of the many scripts on display
Barbara Rush who played Nora Clavicle under a pic of her as Norma
The Original Batcomputer
There are entire walls and exhibits dedicated to the "Villians"  Zsa Zsa played the last villain on the last episode.
Actress Donna Loren, standing in front of her Batman costume. As Susie, she gave Dick Grayson his first kiss .
The Eartha Kitt Catwoman Costume.  Lee and Julie's are also displayed.
LOVE that they have the special bat buckle...I always wanted to see that in real life WOW.
So many PROPS.  #Impressive
The Bat-cycle, Batmobile, and parts of the Bat-Copter are on display.  
To the Batpoles...let's go.

Holy Hollywood History! Batman ‘66 The Exhibit Holy Hollywood History! Batman ‘66 The Exhibit Reviewed by #IheartHollywood on December 18, 2017 Rating: 5


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